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Devil Gate Drive


Suzi Quatro

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Suzi Quatro is an American singer who had a series of hits in the UK in the Seventies. She played Leather Tuscaderro on the TV show Happy Days. Her sister was a member of the all female band Fanny.
This was written and produced by the team of Nicky Chin and Mike Chapman, who also wrote and produced for Sweet.
Tommy James covered this on his mid-'70s Fantasy album In Touch. Tommy even put it on the "B" side of his single of "I Love You, Love Me" (Fantasy #761). (thanks, Rick - Lafayette, NJ, for all above)
Olivia Newton-John recorded a dance version of this song for the 2012 movie soundtrack CD A Few Best Men. (thanks, James - Minneapolis, MN)
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Comments (9):

Suzi had a brother who played progressive rock under his own name, though I forget his name right off (and too lazy to look him up...)...
- fyodor, Denver, CO
yeah...pinky was hotter, and richie cunningham was an underrated axeman.....gotta go...need more mind numbing drugs
- rob, vancouver, Canada
i think Joan Jett has always been pretty open of her idolization of Suzi Quatro.
- dotcom, Omaha, NE
I remember hearing Devil Gate Drive in a Happy Days episode where Joanie wanted to go on tour with the group Leather and the Suedes.
- Howard, St. Louis Park, MN
When asked where or what Devil's Gate Drive was, Suzi said that it was the place where any teenagers went to hang out and do things they weren't supposed to.

Suzi released a new song "Back to the Drive" on the Edgeplay: A Film about The Runaways soundtrack along with a couple new tunes.

"(Let's Go)Back to the Drive" rocks hard. You can play both songs side by side and hear the similarities.
- Heather, Holbrook, NY
always thought she was singing
about Digelbey Drive......
- pete, nowra, Australia
Pinky Tuscaderro was much hotter than her sister, Leather.
- Ken, Dupont, PA
Suzi was cast as Leather Tuscaderro after "Happy Days" producer Garry Marshall saw a pinup of her on his daughter's wall. In my opinion, Joat Jett completely ripped off Suzi Quatro.
- john, seattle, WA
Suzi is one of actress Sherilyn Fenn's Aunts.
- John, Alexandria, KY
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